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Powertrain - EV & HEV Solutions

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Don’t leave performance on the table.

The future of electrified vehicles lies in enabling greater range. Achieving this requires an optimized powertrain that manages the relationship between the battery, inverter and motor for optimal propulsion. That’s where we come in.

We provide bench-to-bench collaboration to leading OEM and Tier 1 suppliers across the globe. Together we’re applying our expertise in motors, powertrains and electronics with our automotive experience, to modernize the entire powertrain for electrified vehicles. All while ensuring reliability for the road ahead.


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What can we help you optimize?

Explore how we’re helping improve performance with new and existing 3M solutions.


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Explore our wide range of motor, power electronics and powertrain assembly solutions.

3M has several industry leading solutions ideal for traction motors, with a focus on rotors, stators and power electronics including inverter and converters. In addition to these core components 3M offers various assembly solutions to optimize the connection points across the powertrain system.

Click on the hotspots below to see how we can help you optimize and modernize your powertrain designs. 

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3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers

Provide flexibility with the optimal balance of thermal resistance, chemical resistance and sealing strength. These fluoroelastomer compounds help you manufacture quality, cost-effective sealing components.

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3M™ Slot Liner Insulation

An ideal combination of stiffness and formability along with the high thermal conductivity needed making them ideal for use in motors with major insulation rated through Class 200(N).

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3M™ Glass Bubbles

Ideal for lightweighting automotive parts, limiting noise and improving NVH performance. They can be used in thermoplastic injection molded parts, thermoset sheet molded composites and many underbody and seam sealer applications. 

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3M™ Glass Cloth Tapes

Help improve efficiency, electrical insulation and temperature performance while reducing waste with a balance of electrical and mechanical properties. And excellent handling characteristics help improve manufacturing processes.

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3M™ Friction Shims

Reduce component size and increase performance, while allowing a greater margin for safety. They answer the demand for maximum power density – enhancing friction to transmit higher loads and enabling more compact, lightweight designs.

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3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesives

3M™ has a variety of epoxy adhesives ideal for performance reliability and the strength you need coupled with the ability to bond to a variety of surface applications you require.

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3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustics Insulation

3M™ offers various solutions for noise management, such as 3M™ Thinsulate which absorbs motor noise to provide customers the premium in-cabin experience they demand.

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3M™ Magnetic Shielding Materials

These sheets are thin, flexible magnetic laminates with a lightweight construction that provide excellent magnetic shielding properties at low frequency (<1 MHz).

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3M™ Electrical Insulating Tapes & PET Film Tapes

These tapes help improve efficiency and electrical insulation while reducing waste with the right balance of electrical and mechanical properties and excellent handling characteristics.

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3M™ Magnet Bonding Adhesives

Improve efficiency and reduce waste during the production process with the right balance of electrical and mechanical properties, excellent handling characteristics, consistent bond line control, and reduction of VOCs.

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3M™ Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives

Provide high strength bonding and temperature resistance suitable for application on a range of material substrates to aid in your powertrain component assembly needs.

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3M™ Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers

Improve polymer thermal conductivity and maintain electrical insulation with Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers. Fillers are formulated into thermoplastics, elastomers, thermoset resins & adhesives to enhance performance and energy savings.

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3M™ Scotchcast™ Electrical Powder Resins

Our specialty electrical powder resins improve electrical insulation and are epoxy-based, so they are easy to adhere to conductor surfaces with their low-viscosity properties.

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3M™ Composite Film Tapes

Help improve efficiency, electrical insulation and temperature performance while reducing waste with a balance of electrical and mechanical properties. And excellent handling characteristics help improve manufacturing processes.

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3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesives

3M has a variety of epoxy adhesives ideal for performance reliability and strength you need coupled with the ability to bond to a variety of solutions you require.

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3M™ Scotchcast™ Electrical Powder Resins

Our specialty electrical powder resins improve electrical insulation and are epoxy-based, so they are easy to adhere to conductor surfaces with their low-viscosity properties.

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3M™ Thermally Conductive Acrylic Interface Pads

3M thermally conductive interface pads have high heat resistance and electrical insulation properties. They are highly conformable and provide a heat transfer path between heat generating components and the heat sink.

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3M™ Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives

3M™ Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives provide high strength bonding and temperature resistance suitable to a range of material substrates to aid in your component assembly needs.

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3M™ 521+ Electrical Insulation Resin

3M™ 521+ Electrical Insulation Resin is designed to provide a continuous, tough, moisture and chemical resistant dielectric coating for a variety of substrates including moisture proofing and insulating in middle and high voltage bus bars.

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3M™ 16XX series

3M™ 16XX series thermosetting insulation tape is designed for insulation and general bonding of the electrical components with strong durability in high temperature, particularly suitable for insulating and bonding laminated bus bars.

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